January’s Print of the month is Let There Be Light. I made this image way back in 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic. However, I essentially sat on it until now. I hope you enjoy this discussion about the making of this image and the meaning I find it embodies.
- Details of the photograph
- Background story
- Design and Composition
- Post-Production settings
- Printing the photograph
- Plus a bonus “in the studio” painting session for the canvas print.
- Matte Medium I used for the clear overlay.
- The acrylic paint I used for the painting portion.
- A cool and versatile easel for holding the canvas.
- Lyve Canvas from Breathing Color
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Today's Dose of Inspiration
And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
—Genesis 1:2–5 ESV
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
—C. S. Lewis